My name is Elsie J. Pelowook from Savoonga which is on St. Lawrence Island. I am a Siberian Yupik Eskimo and from the Lakaghmiit clan. Tagneghli is my eskimo name. Siberian Yupik is my first language. Norton Sound Health Corporation is my sponsor and after completion of this training program, I will be returning home to Savoonga to provide care as a DHAT.
Danielle BostonBased in Chistochina, AK
Employed by Mt. Sanford Tribal Health Consortium
“Joining the DHAT Program has rewarded me in many ways, I have grown and developed exponentially personally and professionally; I continue to do so on a daily basis. I have the honor of working in the community that I was raised in; I also serve the neighboring village of Mentasta. Being able to provide a much-needed service to both of these villages has been fulfilling in knowing that I make a huge impact on the oral health of the communities that I serve. Seeing the children is my favorite part of my practice, I have been able to change the dental setting to be positive as opposed to being a negative experience.”